Rojak: Mama.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.


Pynchon’s V. turns 50. [via The New Yorker]

“There’s nothing better than encountering a voice that seems to have been living in your head, waiting for a microphone, or an interlocutor. It’s a feeling of being called. When art can make that connection it couldn’t be more personal.” Interview with Michelle Orange. [via The Paris Review]

Tim Parks on translating Giacomo Leopardi. [via NYRB]

‘She said, “Maya, you disapprove of me because I am not like your grandmother. That’s true. I am not. But I am your mother and I am working some part of my anatomy off to pay for this roof over your head. When you go to school, the teacher will smile at you and you will smile back. Students you don’t even know will smile and you will smile. But on the other hand, I am your mother. If you can force one smile on your face for strangers, do it for me. I promise you I will appreciate it.”‘ Maya Angelou on her mother. [via The Guardian]

The ever-brilliant Anne Carson. [via New Directions]

Interview with Anna Weidenholzer, author of Winter Does The Fish Good. [via Readux]

Hey, look, Daft Punk action figures. [via Kotaku]

On some theories about Kubrick’s The Shining. [via io9]

“Cromwell! Who is this frump and where is my sexy hot babe?” [via Hark! A Vagrant]

Tilda Swinton sleeps in a glass box at the Museum of Modern Art for her piece titled “The Maybe”. [via The Telegraph]


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